Affordable Housing In Fairfax
Marin County, California

Affordable Housing programs support 82 income based apartments in Fairfax where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 80 affordable apartments in Fairfax that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Fairfax, California

There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Fairfax.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.
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Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Fairfax.

Piper Court

191 Piper Court
Fairfax, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Victory Village

2626 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Fairfax, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Affordable

Bennett House

53 Taylor Dr
Fairfax, California
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Live Oak

139 Live Oak
Fairfax, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Creekwood

2401 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax, California
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fairfax Vest Pocket Community

80 Park Rd.
Fairfax, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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Affordable Housing Near Fairfax

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Fairfax, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Marin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Fairfax.

Fairfax, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Fairfax, California

Fairfax features 82 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Fairfax, California

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfax.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfax, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fairfax landlords $1,800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fairfax.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairfax, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,869 and $3,507.

2023 Fairfax, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fairfax, California Fair Market Rent $2,156 $2,665 $3,188 $3,912 $4,283
Fairfax, California Payment Standard Range $1,940 to $2,372 $2,399 to $2,932 $2,869 to $3,507 $3,521 to $4,303 $3,855 to $4,711

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfax, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 162
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 82
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.81%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $91,607 ±$13,069
Median Rent $1,673 ±$240
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.35% ± 8.86pp
Total Population 7,584

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfax is a city in Marin County, California with a population of 7,584. There are 3,440 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 35.81% of households in Fairfax are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfax

The median gross income for households in Fairfax is $91,607 a year, or $7,634 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,673 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfax, a household making less than $5,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfax.

Area Median Income In Fairfax

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Fairfax, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marin County.

In Fairfax, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $166,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Fairfax

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Fairfax

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fairfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$65,250 $74,600 $83,900 $93,200 $100,700 $108,150 $115,600 $123,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fairfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$104,400 $119,300 $134,200 $149,100 $161,050 $173,000 $184,900 $196,850